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02 April 2008 @ 05:59 pm
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Finished Margot At The Wedding on DVD last night. I was hoping for dry humor, but it was an absolutely hateful movie with utterly poisonous characters. Great cast, good performances, but why did the writer/director feel that was a story that needed to be told? Ugh.

Still enjoying New Amsterdam except for the actress playing the sergeant (introduced 1-2 episodes back). She is awful. Leave some scenery for other people! Gosh, it's distracting.

Cycling: The suicidal squirrels are out, and it's that time of year when I fear getting baffed in the mouth with a big black butterfly. Yes, seriously-- nice wings aside, they're just really big insects with a lot of disgusting little legs. Yick. There was an outpouring of very fit men jogging shirtless on the upper part of the path-- nice surprise! And I nearly got hit in the helmet by a hawk. I don't know what that was about-- it was swooping down right into my space and pulled up at the last minute. I can't imagine it thought it was going to have me for dinner. :0


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aeroport_art: omgaeroport_art on April 3rd, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
I nearly got hit in the helmet by a hawk
LOL, that is the funniest image XD Hope you're okay, babe!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 3rd, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
LOL, that is the funniest image XD Hope you're okay, babe!
That was definitely a moment of "Nature, are you that dumb?"

Last year's incident, with the squirrel running on a collision course with my tires while a hawk kept swooping down after it was even more horriffic, but at least understandable! Both the squirrel and the hawk were 'distracted' for obvious reasons. Just glad they scattered away before I hit one or both of them. Getting into a wreck over that would sure have been embarrassing to explain!
cindytsuki_no_bara on April 3rd, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
do not ask me why, but "getting baffed in the mouth with a big black butterfly" cracks my shit up. i'm kind of picturing a big black butterfly - like, really big - flying right into your face with a cartoon *splat* and then wobbling off.

i can't stand the sergeant on new amsterdam either. she's, i dunno, too much, and i can't for the life of me figure out what she's doing there, except i guess john needs a boss. but still. tone it down a little bit, lady.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 3rd, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
i'm kind of picturing a big black butterfly - like, really big - flying right into your face with a cartoon *splat* and then wobbling off.
Basically, that's it-- too much wing action to be a "ping" like bugs usually are. I really fear getting one across the mouth, though. Bug-phobia. :0

but still. tone it down a little bit, lady.
She's just so aggressively NOTICE ME on every single line. And I don't get it-- part of the director's job is to say, "Hey! Too big. Just talk."

It's so bad that I just want her off the show. Normally, one doesn't typically have any opinion at all about a character like that.
she said mysteriously: FBI is hard workresounding_echo on April 3rd, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
You have a cute little white mouse painted on your helmet, don't you?

Oh, and I'm too lazy to go a few posts back, but I saw Big Eden yesterday and absolutely adored it. I'm not one for sentimental, feel-good, or romantic comedies, but I'd own that one. It's Pike; he got me.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 3rd, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
You have a cute little white mouse painted on your helmet, don't you?
:D Nope, it's light blue, and given how fast I was moving I can't imagine why the thing seemed to be aimed at me. No visible prey down on the ground, either. And from what I've seen of hawks, they prefer to swoop repeatedly instead of actually land. In case they become prey themselves, I guess. :0

I'm not one for sentimental, feel-good, or romantic comedies, but I'd own that one. It's Pike; he got me.
He's what did it for me too. I was so intrigued by that character-- I spent the whole movie waiting to find out what he was up to, how far he'd go. Eric Schweig won the Outfest Actor award for that performance, and did he ever deserve it!

I could so easily and happily watch an entire movie about Pike. ♥
etherealflaimetherealflaim on April 3rd, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
=D Far too few people have even heard of New Amsterdam. I'm enjoying it thoroughly! And, like Reaper (which I caught up on 13 episodes in a single day...), it doesn't have any blatant slash-ups, so it doesn't even set off my bunnies ^_^

There was an outpouring of very fit men jogging shirtless
Ooo, nice! I always seem to go to the airport (only when I'm leaving though, the return trip never seems to be this way...) when the all of the attractive men are boarding planes. And the military... maybe they're always going somewhere, but I think every time in the past two years that I've boarded a plane, there's been at least one military group around, usually on my flight.

I can't imagine it thought it was going to have me for dinner.
Maybe it wanted to be friends? =)

Birds are weird. They like to make target practice of the engineers walking back and forth between Building 1 and Building 2 at work, lol

~EF
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 3rd, 2008 06:37 am (UTC)
which I caught up on 13 episodes in a single day...
Wow! Worth it, wasn't it? Even in repeats, it's still incredibly funny. I think we watched the Pilot for the fourth time tonight, since there was absolutely nothing on at 8:00. Still hilarious!

Birds are weird. They like to make target practice of the engineers walking back and forth between Building 1 and Building 2 at work, lol
We've had, at two different houses, a problem with very territorial mockingbirds (redundant, really) attacking our cats. At the old house, one would swoop down and peck the cats in the butt everytime the crossed the lawn. One eventually developed a big open sore back there and had to wear a cone on her head for two months. I think she's arthritic in that spot now!

In general, though, there's a reason "bird-brain" is pejorative. They just aren't that smart. :0